Designing Cities Amid Urban Migration, Demographic Shift and a Disappearing Middle Class
Cities across the globe are coping with myriad challenges, from collapsing fertility, migration from rural areas and the disappearance of the middle class. Topping this is that cities account for 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and need to find ways to curb them. How can urban designers assimilate these interconnected challenges into their work?
The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network held this webinar with Patrick Condon, author of Five Rules for Tomorrow's Cities. Patrick demonstrated how the very things that constrain cities—climate change, migration, financial stress, population change—could actually enable the emergence of a more equitable and resource-efficient city.